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William E. Hendrick

Galesburg

Age  91, passed away on June 22, 2015 at home surrounded by family after a brief illness.He is survived by his wife Ruth Hendrick, daughter Diane and son Kevin along with eleven step-children, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

He graduated from Galesburg High School and went on to run his own company, Galesburg Mfg. Company. He also served in the United States Navy during WWII. Bill had several hobbies, two favorites were flying his private plane and riding motorcycle. During the Battle Creek Balloon Festival he would fly his plane and perform stunts. Up until just a few weeks ago, he and his wife rode motorcycle with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. Bill would do weekly riding with a group of guys of which they called themselves the "Old dogs." They would meet weekly to ride the roads of Michigan, seeking out new routes to travel, building new friendships and lasting memories.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 12 o'clock at the Langeland Family Funeral Home Galesburg Chapel, 145 Battle Creek. Internment with full military honors will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday  2-4 & 6-8  at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to Fulton Christian Church or the V.A. of Battle Creek. Please visit William's personalized webpage for online guestbook, directions or to leave a condolence at www.langelands.com.

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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on June 23, 2015
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